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ITVS Community Cinema presents "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights"

ITVS Community Cinema [DC]

Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Washington, United States

ITVS Community Cinema presents "The Powerbroker:...

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The Powerbroker

Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

a film by Bonnie Boswell

 

Whitney Young, Jr., the civil rights champion who negotiated with top leaders of industry and government to create greater opportunities for minorities, is the subject of a new documentary, The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.  Narrated by Alfre Woodard, The Powerbroker is executive produced by Young’s niece, Emmy® Award-winning journalist Bonnie Boswell and produced by Ms. Boswell, her son Taylor Hamilton, and Christine Khalafian.

During the 1960s, as the executive director of the National Urban League, Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ears of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators, and presidents. He used these relationships to gain better access to employment, education, housing, and healthcare for African Americans, other minorities, and those in need. His unique position and approach earned him praise, but also scorn from the Black Power movement for being too close to the white establishment. While he is less known today than other leaders of the era because of the behind-the-scenes nature of his work, Young’s legacy and influence are still felt profoundly.


Q&A with guests:  Jefferi K. Lee, General Manager WHUT-TV.  Additional guest speakers are TBA


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Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, 20009

Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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ITVS Community Cinema [DC]

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS) in partnership with local public television stations and community organizations, these in-person events and online social screenings bring community members together to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For a complete lineup and more information about the Community Cinema series visit: communitycinema.org.

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